Video: Using Output Tracking for Bumpless Transfer from Manual to Automatic

By Cecil Smith, president of Cecil L. Smith, Inc.

Tracking comes in two versions – output tracking and integral tracking. Output tracking provides smooth transitions from manual operations to automatic operations. Integral tracking prevents reset windup. Output tracking is the subject of this video.


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Cecil Smith is president of Cecil L. Smith, Inc., Houston, a firm specializing in automation technology that he founded after leaving the faculty of Louisiana State University. Also cited as one of the 50 most influential people in the field, he teaches courses on control topics and has authored or co-authored 14 books, including “Digital Control of Industrial Processes and more than 100 articles. You can email him at He is also one of our experts in our Ask the Experts forum. You can pose your instrumentation and control questions to him here.